Jon Jones has stood toe to toe with every fighter he has faced with the exception of Vladimir Matyushenko which he took to the ground right away. If you watch the video, although Lyoto did win the first round, Jones connected with a straight left that cause Lyoto to take the fight to the ground. From there he elbowed him opening the gash on his head which was the beginning of the end. Jones is a wrestler first, but no one has had an answer to his hybrid muay thai / boxing skills. He has never lost a round fighting on his feet until he faced the complexity of Machida’s karate. When he was in danger he didn’t shoot Machida for a take down, he stood up to him and clocked him. Please don’t comment in any forum again.
McGregor was put against Mendes after a fight with featherweight division ruler Jose Aldo fell through due to the Brazilian's injury. When the unbeaten pair were finally booked to go toe-to-toe, McGregor delivered one of his iconic tirades, telling lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos: "I can make you rich. I change your bum life. You fight me, it's a celebration. When you sign to fight me, it's a celebration. You ring back home, you ring your wife. 'Baby, we've done it. We're rich, baby. Conor McGregor made us rich. Break out the red panties. We're rich, baby.'"